Trayvon Martin Murder Trial: George Zimmerman’s Defense Attorney Mark O’Mara Requests Seminole Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler Be Removed From Murder Trial
The defense attorney for George Zimmerman officially filed the necessary paper work today to have Judge Jessica Recksiedler removed from the second degree murder case of his client because of a conflict of interest. This past Friday, Judge Recksiedler disclosed that she might have a conflict that might disqualify her from this murder case that she was assigned. Recksiedler said that that the conflict dealt with the fact that her husband, who works with Orlando, Florida defense attorney Mark NeJame, originally considered representing George Zimmerman and was contacted by Zimmerman before Nejame decided to do analyst work for CNN. It is almost a certainty that Judge Recksiedler will grant the motion.
Mark O’Mara’s office filed paperwork Monday asking that Seminole Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler not preside over second-degree murder proceedings involving Zimmerman, according to Seminole County Court spokeswoman Michelle Kennedy.
The motion to “disqualify” the trial judge “will be ruled on in the appropriate manner,” Kennedy said Monday.